Debunking Mental Illness Home Remedies

Doctors’ appointments. Multiple medication prescriptions. Sick leave from work sometimes in order to recuperate. All of those require hard work. It’s so much easier to decide that mental illness can be cured via home remedies. Three years ago I was diagnosed as having bipolar II disorder, along with PTSD, ADHD, and EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified). … Continued

About Sandra Charron

I'm the mother of four children working as a registered nurse on a postpartum unit. I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder two years ago, and in my constant search for information as to how to handle life with this illness, I write whenever and wherever I can in an effort to advocate to end the stigma associated with mental illness. I speak for those who are unable to speak for themselves.


Medical Professionals Don’t Even Understand Mental Illness

Three years ago I had, in old-fashioned terms, a nervous breakdown. I started having flashbacks of childhood sexual abuse, and instead of taking the appropriate steps (honestly, I didn’t even know what those should have been), I cracked like an Easter egg. My perfectly crafted life with the husband, the kids, and the job began … Continued

About Sandra Charron

I'm the mother of four children working as a registered nurse on a postpartum unit. I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder two years ago, and in my constant search for information as to how to handle life with this illness, I write whenever and wherever I can in an effort to advocate to end the stigma associated with mental illness. I speak for those who are unable to speak for themselves.


My Mental Illness Taught My Daugther Compassion

My four children know that I suffer from bipolar II disorder and an eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS). Their ages range from 12 to 20 years old. Although my children are fully aware of my EDNOS and the part it plays during our meal times, my bipolar disorder, which was diagnosed almost three years … Continued

About Sandra Charron

I'm the mother of four children working as a registered nurse on a postpartum unit. I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder two years ago, and in my constant search for information as to how to handle life with this illness, I write whenever and wherever I can in an effort to advocate to end the stigma associated with mental illness. I speak for those who are unable to speak for themselves.


Why It’s Important to Write About Depression

Nobody likes a Debbie Downer. Nobody gets excited at the prospect of reading a dreary article about depression. But we need to write about it. We need to read about. Because depression is a quiet predator, so quiet that some of us were not even aware we were caught in its prongs until we read … Continued

About Sandra Charron

I'm the mother of four children working as a registered nurse on a postpartum unit. I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder two years ago, and in my constant search for information as to how to handle life with this illness, I write whenever and wherever I can in an effort to advocate to end the stigma associated with mental illness. I speak for those who are unable to speak for themselves.


Medication Did Not Cause My Mental Illness

As people become more aware of mental illness in our society, people are starting to share about their mental illness and how it impacts them more frequently. Treatments, self-care regimens, and overall ideas on how to lessen the blow that is associated with mental illness are also prevalent topics. And with all prevalent topics, discussion abounds … Continued

About Sandra Charron

I'm the mother of four children working as a registered nurse on a postpartum unit. I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder two years ago, and in my constant search for information as to how to handle life with this illness, I write whenever and wherever I can in an effort to advocate to end the stigma associated with mental illness. I speak for those who are unable to speak for themselves.


Teaching Kids About Mental Health

When I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder two years ago, the hardest thing I had to do was tell my family, especially my children. I grew up in the 80s, a time when mental illness was not discussed in society, let alone in the classroom. Student suicides were acknowledged as a brief announcement over … Continued

About Sandra Charron

I'm the mother of four children working as a registered nurse on a postpartum unit. I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder two years ago, and in my constant search for information as to how to handle life with this illness, I write whenever and wherever I can in an effort to advocate to end the stigma associated with mental illness. I speak for those who are unable to speak for themselves.


People’s Reactions Towards Mental Illness

People’s reactions towards mental illness plays an important role towards elevating it to a realm as important as that of physical illness. Even though mental illness is becoming a topic which is less taboo and slowly, ever so slowly, becoming one which those of us fighting the stigma are tirelessly trying to bring to the forefront of … Continued

About Sandra Charron

I'm the mother of four children working as a registered nurse on a postpartum unit. I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder two years ago, and in my constant search for information as to how to handle life with this illness, I write whenever and wherever I can in an effort to advocate to end the stigma associated with mental illness. I speak for those who are unable to speak for themselves.